It’s race day in Las Vegas! Beastmode – Marshawn Lynch – will be driving the pace car at the South Point 400 today. This is the second NASCAR race in Las Vegas this year and the first race of the NASCAR playoffs. Enjoy!
That collective noise emanating from Las Vegas that you’re going to hear this week is the sound of windows opening for the first time in a couple of months. High temperatures in Las Vegas will be between 90° and 100°F (32° and 38°C). DOUBLE DIGITS! Ahhhhhhhh!
Historically, there is more money wagered on football in Nevada than all other sports combined. While the Nevada Gaming Control Board doesn’t break out pro versus college, anecdotally the NFL sees about 60% of the football wagers while college sees 40% of the wagers.
Summer is almost over! Have no fear, it’s always sunny in Las Vegas. The 100+ degree temperatures aren’t going anywhere for a few weeks and there’s one more big weekend to party. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest of the year. There will be entertainment all over town for the long weekend summer send-off.
This was a very rare week in Las Vegas with little drama and little news. Def Leppard started their residency at Planet Hollywood. Mandalay Bay got weird with thousands of “metalheads” visiting for Psycho Las Vegas mingling with families and convention-goers in town for some kind of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) multi-level marketing (MLM) program.
I’m always in awe of Las Vegas. There’s so much happening. There’s also a lot that’s almost happening. This week we’ll touch on both ends of the spectrum without even mentioning the possibility of All Net Arena being built or the Virgin train. We will also touch on some M life changes.
The big news in Las Vegas this week seems to be the grasshopper invasion ! I live about 20 minutes west of the Vegas Strip towards Red Rock Casino and I’ve only seen one grasshopper. He or she was outside of my apartment four times I went in and out on Friday.
This year my summer break was a week on the Vegas Strip at Harrah’s. Usually, when I visit the Vegas Strip it’s for a meeting or checking out something specific. This Vegas vacation is especially fun because I spend the entire week (mostly) on the Vegas Strip like a tourist without a plan.
I love this first bit of news in Las Vegas so much that I’m skipping the intro. If you’re not aware, I’ve had a crush on the Cosmopolitan for years. You’ll see in my vacation roundup when it’s posted. Here’s another reason to love the home to my favorite bar on the Vegas Strip.
Sometimes there’s big news in Las Vegas. Then again, sometimes there’s little news in Las Vegas (remember last week?). This week is sort of in the middle. There’s a lot of interesting Vegas News but nothing is a big bombshell. In order to get to everything, we’ll take a brief look at most of the news.